Molecular Pathology & Genomics

"Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection"

A statistical model has been developed that uses genomic data to accurately predict whether a patient with Barrett’s oesophagus has a high or low risk of developing cancer.

Uncovering order in cancer's chromosomal chaos

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the UCL Cancer Institute have identified how different cancers go through some of the same genetic mutations at the same point in their evolution.

British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 3 2020 - a synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the third issue of the year.

Blood test for Alzheimer's

A blood test could spot Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest stage and years before symptoms appear, new studies indicate.

The organisation that delivers

After years of frustration, people are finally starting to understand the value of biomedical scientists.

Molecule to remodel microbiome

Scientists at Scripps Research claim they have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state.

Detecting motor neurone disease

Scientists have identified a potential pattern within blood that signals the presence of motor neurone disease.

Improving drug delivery

A group of US scientists has developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes within cells.

Under the microscope: The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor

Tell me about this receptor
The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (let’s call it the GPER) is a seven-transmembrane-domain receptor that mediates non-genomic estrogen-related signalling.

Map of mutations

Research from UCL has identified almost 200 changes to the COVID-19 genome, each one a clue to revealing the history of the virus and possibly its future.

More effective stem cell transplant

Scientists have developed a new way to make blood stem cells present in the umbilical cord “more transplantable”.

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